Sunday, September 27, 2015

Silent Auction Display/ Shadow Box

Dear Scrappers,

This time I decided to use a sketch challenge as inspiration for a display shadow box I needed to make for a silent auction item for my children's school KingsFair.
I use the sketch provided by Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog

"""The challenge this month is to...
Create a layout inspired by Juliana's sketch must use at least (3) different type of school supplies on your layout. """
- See more at:

This is the sketch and this is my shadow box:

This shadow box let me place 4 different layers of elements. I used acrylic plastic pieces to mount those elements: from the closest to the deepest: The journaling box, The DoSeum sticker, the DoSeum presentation card, and the background.

The office supplies I used were staples, clips, and primary ruled paper.

I used the CM binder papers border, CTMH Chalk it Up WOTG, and its complements.
The ruled paper is from a different CTMH paper line.
And finally I bought the shadow box at Michaels.

I hope you enjoyed,
Have a very blessed week

Friday, September 11, 2015

Music is Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the Music is Life Blog Hop

We sang our ABC's as children loud and off key!
We rocked out in our bedrooms with our friends to our favorite tunes.
We slow danced awkwardly to that memorable ballet with the boy we crushed on. We walked down the isle in to the wedding march as we married the man of our dreams. We sang a sweet lullaby to our babies as we rocked them to sleep. We sing our favorite songs as we drive the kids to school, annoying them the whole way! Yes, music is Life! It's everywhere in our lives! 
Join us as we celebrate the wonderful Life of Music!!

You should have arrived from Haidee. In case you didn't and you need to start at the beginning,
Connie Can Crop is our Drum Major in this Music is Life Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and I appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their Musical themed ideas and creations. 

I have a fantastic sponsor for this hop, Scrap & Craft
They have generously donated a fun fall themed kit full of cardstock, embellies, and a stamp set.

Please visit Scrap & Craft HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday here at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Our instruments have all been tuned...time for the show to begin!

I used the music inspiration to alter this Ann Taylor bag I got from a friend of mine:

Here is a look at the back of the bag:

The playful and vintage inspired paper from Rusty pickle is perfect to add some musical fun to this elegant bag.
Here is a peak to the original bag and some of the materials and tools I used:

I used the yellow paper frill I bought a while ago from this blog hop sponsor:  Scrap & Craft, direct link to this fun product here.

A closer look to the paper I used from my stash:

A closer look to the tag I made:

A closer look to the paper frill:

 Up next is Charmagne 

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:


Thank you for joining us on this magical musical adventure!

I hope you like this upcycle project, which I am entering to the following challenges:
Challenge #162 - Use Something Recycled, from Brown Sugar Challenge!!

CFC143: September is Classical Music Month, Casual Friday

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pumkin Patch Minialbum

Dear scrapers,

This is Veronica from Vicky's Scrapping Passion and 
today is my day to post with Connie Can Crop.

I had bought some BoBunny Fall papers awhile ago and decided to finally use them to create a Pumpkin patch-minialbum for my children. I was inspired by this month's color challenge.
The front:

A closer look to my altered flower:

The second and third pages:

Fourth and fifth pages:

Six and seventh pages:

Eight and ninth pages:

Tenth and eleventh pages:

Twelfth and thirteen:

Fourteen and fifteen:

And finally the back:


Closer look to the distressed flower before adding more distress stickles.

I used some goodies, I got from Connie's ebay store here: The flower, which I altered to fit more the fall theme colors and the eucalyptus distressing Stickles (Ranger). The sequins (CTMH) were also from the DT-kit.
Some Jute Ribbon, 3 Girl Jam from our DT-kit

I also used some of this month's wonderful sponsor's,

Scrap & Craft, products: The big metal brads and the metallic rub-on for distressing the flower.

And please don't forget this month's fun challenge!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #38

due 11:59 P.M. Wednesday, September 30th

Pacific Time

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Connie Can Crop Challenge #38: Color Challenge

A new month is starting and a new challenge for Connie Can Crop DT.
This was a fun project and one that I kind of had started a while ago (2 years ago to be precised). 
I took a class PhotoFull class from Tami Sanders @ former StampAntonio, our last scrapbooking store in town, and started to make this scrapbooking layout, but then decided to to finish it because the colors didn't go with my pictures at hand. Tami is now teaching at our closest to town scrapbooking store in New Braunfelds, TX: Scrapbook N' More
When I saw this month challenge, the colors reminded me so much of this halfway-going layout and decided to finally finish it. I remembered some pictures I took at my son's field trip last spring and though they went perfectly with the color scheme:

What do you think? perfect ;-)



 Right side

 Left side.


Jute Ribbon, 3 Girl Jam from our DT-kit
B&T paper, CTMH
Cardstock, American Craft, I bought as a "create a kit" option, a while ago, at Scrap & Craft, our monthly sponsor.
White Foam Apha Thikers, which I inked with Fossilized Amber distressing ink, Ranger, to go better with the color scheme.

Connie Can Crop Color Challenge details:
""""You can create anything you'd like just be sure to mention you are linking to my challenge.
Please create one layout, card, or other project. 
Your layout can be single page or double page. You may use any other products you wish. 
When you are finished with your project please post it here in this thread.
New Rule!! You must become a follower of my blog to win!!
Please remember I will only count two entries per person. (Just to be fair!)

Entries are due by Wednesday September 30th at 11:59 pm.

Sorry, No back Linking Allowed!!

I have a fantastic sponsor this month, Scrap & Craft has put together
a wonderful Fall themed kit for us. It contains cardstock.
stickers, stamps, and embellishments.
Please visit Scrap & Craft HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE

AND don't forget the winner gets
a custom blinkie for you to display on your own blog!! YAY!

You need to link your project up below using Mr. Linky.

You have until midnight Monday August 31st to link it up.
I will draw one random winner. My winner will not be based on skill or talent, 
but based on just completing the challenge.
 Good luck my crafty friends!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

August's Winner will be announced Wednesday September 2nd!!""""
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Entering the

September 2015 Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon, from 3 Girls Jam.